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From Sweden to Oregon: The immigrant experience

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Category: Exhibit
Start date: 12 Apr 2019 09:00 AM
End date: 08 Jul 2019 05:00 PM
Street / Location: 8800 SW Oleson Rd
City / town: Portland
Country: Oregon, USA
Organizer: Nordic Northwest
Name: Laila Simon
Email: lailas@nordicnorthwest.org
Phone: 503.977.0275
Homepage: https://www.nordicnorthwest.org/exhibits

Between 1850 and 1949, only Canada and Germany surpassed Sweden in Oregon’s foreign born population: by 1930, one in 10 immigrants in Oregon was a Swede. Who were these intrepid émigrés who not only crossed the Atlantic Ocean to arrive in America, but also traversed the North American continent to settle in Oregon?

"From Sweden to Oregon: The immigrant experience 1850-1950" is an exhibition which follows the Swedish immigrants to Oregon and reveals what became of their lives, hopes, and dreams.

Complemented by a series of public events and programs, this exhibit is funded in part by grants from the Swedish Council of America and the Cultural Coalition of Washington County, as well as generous donations from Swedish Society Linnea, Harmoni Lodge #472, and the New Sweden Cultural Heritage Society.